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Check out CHEV NEWS  for regular posts on what’s happening in and around the college…

 Moss Vale Road improvements and Hampden Bridge repairs

To improve road safety Roads and Maritime Services will carry out essential maintenance work on Moss Vale Road at Barrengarry Mountain.

Night work – 8pm to 4am on Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 October, weather permitting.
Day work – 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday, Tuesday 23 October until late November, weather permitting.
Hampden Bridge repairs – 6pm to 6am Monday 26 November, weather permitting.

CLICK HERE to download PDF notice for full details.

NSW Government – Roads and Maritime Services
October 2018
P 02 4222 3217
E  southernroadclosures@rms.nsw.gov.au


FREE 10 week healthy lifestyle program for Aboriginal children and their families.

For kids aged 7-13 who are above a healthy weight. A parent or carer is required to attend each session.

CLICK HERE to view flyer for full details

TO REGISTER (free call) – 1800 780 900



Wingecarribee Aboriginal Community Cultural Centre
4pm to 6pm

Thursdays, 18 October to 20th December 2018


The Moss Vale Swim club invites members, new and old to join us for the 2018-2019 season. At Moss Vale swim club we aim to promote swimming as a fun, healthy activity for youth in the shire. Moss Vale Swim Club caters for all swimming abilities, with members racing to improve their own personal best times.

Season Dates:
Racing commences Friday 19 October at 6.15pm
Race night will continue each Friday 6-8pm until Friday 21 December 2018
Races resume Friday 1 February 2019
Season concludes Friday 11 March 2019

Swimmers can register to join the swim club at race nights from the 19th October
Registration will commence from 6pm each week

CLICK HERE for membership fees and flyer information

ON THE ROAD DRIVER SAFETY – Bring the mob home safely

FREE information session for Aboriginal people aged 50 years plus… A chance to explore the many aspects of ageing and driving.

Tuesday 23 October
10am to 2pm
Wingecarribee Aboriginal Community Cultural Centre
1a Rainbow Road, Mittagong

Let’s YARN about:  current road rules and driver licence options; limiting the impact that ageing has on driving ability; information on driving tests, child restraints and vehicle safety; ‘Elders Art of Road Safety’ interactive cultural art messages.


Includes:  Free morning tea at 9.45am and lunch, plus the chance to win prizes.
Contact: Melissa Wiya on (02) 4868 0856 or by email melissa.wiya@wsc.nsw.gov.au

CLICK HERE to view flyer and details…


From a man who loved the outdoors, comes a movie about a man who’d do anything to get there…


Thursday 25 October
Empire Cinemas Bowral
$25 per head – includes a drink and snack

“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”

To honour Chris Topp, we will be hosting, in conjunction with FISH, a special screening of The Shawshank Redemption.  The movie was released in 1994, the same year as the first Films In the Southern Highlands (FISH) presentation, for whom Chris Topp was the President, and is a story of resilience, hope and ingenuity in the face of all kinds of adversity.

We can’t think of a better way to recognise the enormous contribution Chris Topp made to the local community than with a screening of this remarkable film in his honour.

CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets

NOTE: All ticket sales are online – NOT through the cinema.

Thursday 25 October from 6pm for pre-show drinks, snacks and mingling – screening at 6:30pm

All money raised will go towards the Chris Topp Memorial Bursary.
(More details on the Chris Topp Memorial Bursary can be found HERE.)

We hope that you will join us, enjoy a good film, good company and a good evening.

Free community information sessions

Four Mondays in November at 6pm (sharp) – 7:30pm:

Monday  5  – With a little help from my friends
Monday 12 – Help is on the way
Monday 19 – The beat goes on
Monday 26 – Breaking the silence

St Jude’s Anglican Church Auditorium
Bendooley Street, Bowral

Further info:
CLICK HERE for details (poster)
CLICK HERE for schedule

Tom Carroll 0419 482 208 | carroll.tom747@gmail.com

10am-2pm, Thursday 6 December 2018
Beaton Park, Wollongong

Since 2008, EET has been hosting the Sky’s the Limit Mini Olympics for people with special needs at Beaton Park in Wollongong. Each year this event attracts hundreds of participants from Metropolitan Sydney, Southern NSW, the Illawarra and beyond enabling them to experience the exhilaration and joy of competition in a variety of sporting activities – just like the Olympics.

EET assists people with disability to develop skills that will help them achieve their life goals, increase their independence and participate as valued and active members of their community.


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We are a well-established not for profit organisation dedicated to supporting people with a disability. Our offices in the Illawarra and across NSW offer a variety of programs including life and employability skills training and employment services.

Freecall: 1800 634 728
Phone:  1800 NDIS2U
Email: info@eetgroup.com.au


There's more in you than you know...

There’s more in you than you know…

Outward Bound Australia is an independent, not-for-profit outdoor education organisation that exists to empower people to discover, develop and achieve their full potential as individuals and future leaders. The Navigator program uses the wilderness and adventure based activities to build integrity, responsibility, resilience and compassion in 15-17 year olds. The core outcome is Striving To Be The Best You Can Be.

For more information or to register online go to http://www.outwardbound.org.au/courses/navigator/

We have also released some excellent footage of some of the activities undertaken on our programs: http://on.fb.me/1EchHhQ

Click here to view current youth program dates and fees.

www.outwardbound.org.au     1800 267 999



Australian children, parents and guardians have a place to report serious online bullying following the official launch of the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner…

Read the full media release  | For more information visit:  www.esafety.gov.au

IS IT A SAFE PLACE FOR KIDS? – A guide for parents…

Office of the Childrens Guardian

From The Office of the Children’s Guardian… 

As a parent or carer you play an important role in making sure your kids are spending time in places that are safe. This guide will help you look out for ‘child safe’ places.

Download the guide…   |   Visit:  www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au

FREE interactive online learning courses by Black Dog Institute

MindStrengthPoster_BlackDogInstituteBuilding good mental health in young people…

Black Dog Institute in partnership with nib foundation are proud to announce the availability of three new interactive online learning courses about mental health.  These resources have been designed to support Black Dog Institute’s HeadStrong School Curriculum Resource for teaching about mental health.

Download flyer for details…
To access the courses, please go to:  www.blackdoglms.com
For more information, go to:  www.headstrong.org.au


MSC Mission Outreach Newsletter

missionoutreachPlease view or download the latest newsletter online at http://australia.mscmission.org/mission-outreach



Private Vehicle Conveyance Subsidy_NSW Transport_flyer

When school is a long way from home…

When school is a long way from home

Transport for NSW provides a subsidy for eligible families towards the costs of driving students to school…

Visit transport.nsw.gov.au/pvc to find out more…




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